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    Jennifer Carinci

    Jennifer Carinci

    Jennifer Carinci joined Yahoo! Finance in early 2011 as the producer of Breakout. Prior to that, she spent five years as a business news producer at CNBC. She previously specialized in politics and general news coverage as a booker and field producer at top outlets, including MSNBC and the Fox News Channel.

  • 3 Ways Apple Can Win Over the Only Generation That Matters Right Now

    Apple (AAPL) sure had “a lot to cover” in its latest product event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on Tuesday. Shares swung between positive and negative territory before closing lower by 0.3%. This after unveiling two new iPads -- an updated Mini and a full-sized iPad Air, which is [...]

  • No Taper! Dow, S&P 500 Soar to Record Closing Highs

    U.S. stocks rallied 1% across the board after the Federal Reserve announced it will not reduce its $85 billion monthly asset purchasing program. The unexpected decision propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) to close at fresh record highs, topping the previous records of 15,658 and 1,709, respectively; both set [...]

  • Hindenburg Omen: Very Ominous, Highly Technical Warning Sign Returns

    One of the most ominous market indicators has reared its ugly head this summer, flashing warning signs about the health of the U.S. stock market. The Hindenburg Omen is a highly technical indicator used to predict a major market crash. It’s named after the infamous German aircraft that went up in flames in Lakehurst, New [...]

  • What the DELL? Voting Change Would Seal the Deal for Founder’s Bid

    In another surprising turn of events in the battle to buy out Dell (DELL), the previously rescheduled shareholder meeting set to take place at 5pm today was delayed again. This after founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake upped their buyout bid from $13.65 to $13.75 a share and are trying to change the voting rules [...]

  • Facebook: It’s All About Growth & Mobile for Bullish Analysts

    It’s all about revenue growth and mobile advertising for Facebook (FB), which according to consensus estimates, is expected to post 37% year-over-year sales growth for the second-quarter. “When we think about a growth company, it seems to us like a lot of people don’t think Facebook is as ‘growthy’ as maybe it really is,” says [...]

  • Dell vs. Icahn ‘Boxing Match’ Delayed Until Next Week

    The boardroom battle over Dell (DELL) continues after this morning’s shareholder meeting adjourned without a vote on the $24.4 billion buyout offer from founder & CEO Michael Dell. Activist investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management are leading the charge against the Dell proposal with their own bid for the company. Icahn says the offer, [...]

  • Facebook Needs a New CEO, Says Munson

    Facebook (FB) shares can't seem to catch a bid leading up to Thursday’s Android event. In an invitation sent out last Friday, Facebook is looking to create some hype inviting the press to “come see our new home on Android.” Rumors have so far debunked the possibility of a handset launch and instead the Facebook [...]

  • Pinnacle Foods IPO Meets Healthy Investor Appetite

    Pinnacle Foods, known for producing some of the oldest consumer staples brands in your pantry and freezer, is now the third largest U.S. IPO by value this year. Shares of Pinnacle (PF) were met with strong investor appetite, opening higher by 11% in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. The Parsippany, [...]

  • Wal-Mart Ahead of Earnings: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) are off 2% since Friday when a leaked email sounded the alarm on slowing sales. According to the email obtained by Bloomberg News, Jerry Murray, Wal-Mart’s VP of finance and logistics wrote: "In case you haven't seen a sales report these days, February MTD (month-to-date) sales are a total disaster…The worst [...]

  • Merging Your Money as a Couple

    Money, power and politics were some of the earliest reasons for marriage in Western civilization. Today those same reasons are among the leading causes of divorce. “Interestingly enough, 60% of divorces are caused by money problems,” says personal finance expert Carol Pepper, author of The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom. “That’s the number one cause [...]

  • Big Bank Earnings: A Make-or-Break Week Ahead

    It's a make or break week for the financial sector with five of six of the nation’s largest banks scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings results. JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) report on Wednesday morning, followed by Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) on Thursday, and Morgan Stanley (MS) on Friday. Bank stocks have [...]

  • December Payrolls: A ‘Goldilocks’ Number for the Market Says Lutz

    Stocks remain flat after the December jobs report showed the economy added 155,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.8%. According to various consensus estimates, economists were expecting between 150,000 to 160,000 jobs added and a 7.7% unemployment rate. The unemployment rate for November was revised higher to 7.8% and nonfarm [...]

  • Investors, Consumers, Even Starbucks Urge Washington to Make a Deal!

    Volatility (^VIX) is creeping higher and stocks are lagging today as fiscal cliff dramatics weigh on confidence. President Obama is returning from Hawaii and the Senate is back in Washington to resume negotiations to avoid the brunt of the tax hikes and spending cuts set to go in effect on January 1. Senate Majority Leader [...]

  • Tweet Me Maybe: Twitter IPO in 2013?

    Facebook’s (FB) messy IPO last May is going down as one of the worst debuts in history, and certainly one of the biggest finance events of 2012; if only because of the hype. Looking ahead to 2013, you can’t help but wonder whether Twitter is the next big event on the IPO docket. A management [...]

  • Nasdaq 100 to Friend Facebook: Should You Too?

    Facebook (FB) officially joins the ranks of the tech elite tomorrow when it's added to the Nasdaq 100 (^NDX). The widely watched index is comprised of the top 100 non-financial stocks by market cap that trade on the Nasdaq (^IXIC), including heavyweights like Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Oracle (ORCL). With a $60+ [...]

  • RIM on the Rebound! It’s Time to Get Bullish on BlackBerry, Says Jackson

    Don't look now, but shares of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIMM) are up over 50% since the start of November. Several analyst upgrades for RIM have created a splash of confidence that's having a positive ripple effect for the stock price. But the sustainability of the recent rise is contingent upon the success of the [...]

  • Apple Is in a Multi-Year Decline, Shares to Fall 50-70% Says Schatz

    Shares of Apple (AAPL) are trying to stage a comeback after a rough stretch took the stock into bear market territory last month. The downturn came as no surprise to Breakout regular Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, who has been calling for an Apple sell-off since last April when he predicted a 30 — [...]

  • As Good as it Gets? Best Six Months for Stock Market Are Underway Says Hirsch

    According to the Stock Trader's Almanac, November is the beginning of the stock market's strongest six-month period. The "Best Six Months Switching Strategy" goes like this: Invest in the Dow and/or S&P 500 between November 1 and April 30 each year, then switch into safer fixed income assets in May. "We found that most of [...]

  • The Thanksgiving Trade Is Shifting, Beware of Black Friday: Hirsch

    Thanksgiving is coming early this year, and so, too, is the turkey day trade. Next Thursday, November 22nd, is literally the earliest date that the holiday can fall on, given it's celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month. Traditionally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Friday after were strong market days, as the start [...]

  • It’s Time for a Year-End Exit Strategy Says Hirsch

    While the 3% post-election sell-off came as a surprise to many, Jeff Hirsch Editor-in-Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac saw it coming. According to his historical market tracking data, November is typically a weak month for the broader market after an incumbent president is re-elected. Looking forward, December should pick up steam due to typical [...]